Read About Our Students | Arts and Science ONLINE
Statistics showing the percentage of people with different work schedules. Fifty-six point six percent work full time; twelve point six percent work part-time; four point six percent are self-employed; nine point nine percent are full-time students; and two percent are retired.
Who takes online courses? Seventy-eight percent female; twenty percent male; two percent other. Thirty-three percent live with children.
Why our students choose to learn online vs. on campus. Reasons include the following (from biggest to smallest): work schedule; family responsibilities; preference for online learning environment; distance to campus; and health reasons.
Why online students chose Queen's. Reasons include (from biggest to smallest): Queen's quality reputation; course and program availability; flexibility and course format; employer pays to further education; Canadian and local institution.
Statistics showing the percentage of people with different educational backgrounds. Forty-eight percent have a college diploma or trade, technical, vocational training; twenty-one percent have some college credit with no degree; eleven percent have a Bachelor's Degree; ten percent have high school or equivalent; six percent have a Master's Degree; three percent have a Professional Degree; one percent have some high school with no diploma and less than one percent have a Doctorate Degree or no schooling.
Why Arts and Science Online students are continuing their education. Twenty-six percent are finishing or updrading their degrees; seventeen percent are taking courses out of interest; eighteen percent are advancing their current job; thirty-six percent are supporting a career change; and two percent are completing their pre-requisites.
Chart of Queen's Arts and Science Online student ages. The average age for Arts and Science Online students is thirty-three years old.

Read About Our Students

Nur Kanaan
Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

How did you find your first online course/learning experience?

After being away from school for around 10 years it was difficult to get back into a study routine. The first online course was challenging. I was juggling...
Brittany Lovelock
Courses taken: FILM 240, 260, FREN P16, P17, MUSC 171, PHAR 100, WRIT 125. SOC 122A and SOC 122N

Have you had any memorable experiences with us so far that you’d like to share?

I really appreciate the communication with CDS. Everyone is very helpful with helping me with course selection as well as communicating with me...
Courses taken: PHAR 100, PHGY 170, PHAR 270, BCHM 270, MICR 270

What made you decide to pursue online learning?

I wanted to study online to have the opportunity to chase my dream of become a doctor. I found out about the possibility to study at Queen's university online without having...
Online student with puppy
Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Global Development Studies)

Would you recommend online learning to others? Why/why not?

Being able to work on an online degree is very rewarding. Being able to do my school work on my time schedule is amazing.
student Donovan Gopaul playing guitare
Degree pursued: Religious Studies

Take a moment to introduce yourself

I'm a long-time musician/producer from Toronto who decided to settle in Kingston and buy a home with my wife.
Nathalie Trudel
Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

What are your hopes / dreams / ambitions after your courses / program?

My ambitions are to work at the international school level to give my children a head start in life in an education system that fosters child...
Holly Picard - online student - with her kids
Courses taken: HIST260

What are your hopes/dreams/ambitions after your courses/program?

I aspire to move up in the Department of National Defence and become a manager in the next couple of years.
Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

What made you decide to pursue online learning?

I have always known that secretarial work is not for me. Due to circumstances, however, it was the job that best suited me eight years ago. I completed a college-level course...
David Laflamme
Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (History)

What advice would you give to someone starting an online degree?

Just do it and enjoy the freedom that this technology affords and get the benefit of engaging on a university level with some great people and thinkers.
Queen's online student Erica Gough leaning against a wall with textbooks
Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

What are your hopes/dreams/ambitions after your courses/program?

I hope to continue doing well, complete my studies at Queens in December 2017 and begin the final step of my education in January 2018 by taking the course to...
Queen's online student Mark on motorcycle
Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (History)

What surprised you the most about online learning?

Queens online experience is professional, secure and exciting.
Tammy Flores - Queen's BA student online
Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Global Development Studies)
Courses taken: A Writing course, Devs 100 and Econ 112 so far.

How did you find your first online course/learning experience?

Exciting. I felt like a teenager again. I had been writing for a small community paper and found the writing course enhanced how I produced a piece of writing....
Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

How did you hear about Queen’s online options, and what made you choose Queen’s?

I did a lot of research before selecting my online program – Queen’s Distance Studies had exactly what I was looking for; an interesting...
Annic Lavertu Queen's online student
Courses taken: FILM 260: Digital Media theory and trends

Would you recommend online learning to others? Why/why not?

Yes I would recommend it; very flexible, no waste of time in transport and yes you can ask questions to the teacher direct or through the forum so you may help...
Degree pursued: Earned BA Global Development Studies, 2018

How did you find your first online course/learning experience?

I find the online learning experience to be very similar to a course on campus, which I really enjoy. Online learning in my opinion is much better because you...
Queen's Online student James Hazlett
Degree pursued: Interest student, Applying into Hon. BSci economics

How did you hear about Queen’s online options, and what made you choose Queen’s?

A high-school teacher actually recommending starting as an interest student. Queens was close and alumni from my family indicated the value of...